Top of the Hour: Israel and Gaza; This Morning's Headlines

Friday, June 04, 2010

The latest incident in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians brings the difficulty of creating peace in the area into sharp relief. We ask Vanity Fair's Rich Cohen about more cargo ships approaching Israel's blockade of Gaza; that and this morning's headlines.  

Guests:

Rich Cohen

Hosted by:

Miles O'Brien

Comments [1]

naomi paz greenberg from Forest Hills

Hello.
I renew my query:
What leads Celeste Headlee to describe the next boat attempting to get life-sustaining supplies to the people of Gaza "Pro-Palestinian" ?
If you wanted to report impartially, you could simply omit that adjective.
If you wanted to be thorough you could say some regard the people in this flotilla and the Rachel Corrie as "Pro-Palestinian" but they describe themselves as "Humanitarian."
When you mindlessly use buzz words you are not being a journalist but rather adding to the noise which listeners and consumers of misinformation have to parse before getting at the facts.
Truth is the first, and perpetual, casualty of war.
Shame on you.

Jun. 04 2010 08:20 AM

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